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    Roommate’s Ritalin Addiction Causing Concern

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    Roommate’s Ritalin Addiction Causing Concern

    Caller: 18-year old woman calling for her roommate

    Problem: Ritalin addiction

    Seeking: Rehab facility for ritalin abuse

    Reason(s): According to the woman, she is worried about her roommate abusing Ritalin. She worries that her freshman roommate is physically and emotionally dependent on it. She suggests that her friend is becoming increasingly reliant on the substance and she has not seen her roommate go a day without using. The caller said, “I know my roommate has easy access to Ritalin. It is a college campus you know, so there are bound to be people with Attention Deficit Disorder or who know someone who knows someone. However, I can tell you right now that this girl has no problems focusing, instead she is always heightened at everything, it is driving me crazy and I cannot take the in and out of people who come and abuse this stuff anymore”. She is worried that her college’s dorm policy would also cause her to be in trouble if drug abuse was established. She spoke to her roommate and told her that she would try to find help. Whether her roommate is going to be accepting of the help remains to be seen, but the woman wanted to make sure to have the options ready beforehand. She said, “I really do not know if she is going to follow through or not. Next year I can get another roommate or move off campus, but I do feel that if someone is hurting, it is your job to at least make an effort, right?”

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    One Response to “Roommate’s Ritalin Addiction Causing Concern”

    1. just get help for your room mate. no use saying it’s not your business when it comes to drugs and drug abuse or addiction. if anything worse happens, your conscience will haunt you forever. call the parents, inform the dorm director or something. besides, you’d be in trouble if something bad happens. like an overdose or something.

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